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  • It is directed by Cecilia Gaposchkin and Walter Simons.  For three days, new scholars will workshop chapter and article drafts, and discuss their plans for completing their book projects. They will be joined in discussion by four senior historians and two editors at major university presses. (For more information click...
  • Searching for the causes of a sudden end to the discord between Catholics and Protestants in the first half of the 20th century led Associate Professor of History Udi Greenberg on a two-year exploration of archives, private papers, and institutional records of church leaders, missionaries, and politicians around the world. (full story here)

  • 2018), is reviewed by Susan Dunn for The New York Review of Books. Full review here.

  • Effective immediately, all South Vietnamese counterinsurgency activities became part of a new program known as Phuong Hoang, a reference to a magical bird associated with royalty and power in Vietnamese and Chinese cultural traditions. In response to the South Vietnamese move, American officials in Vietnam began referring to their own counterinsurgency coordination efforts by the name that they deemed the closest Western analogue to the mythical creature: Phoenix. (...

  • The meeting was remarkable in part because of where it took place: on the bank of a canal in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. 

    One of the veterans was then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who had once patrolled the surrounding waterways as an American naval officer during the Vietnam War. 

    The other was Vo Van Tam, a native of the area who spent the war fighting for the communist-led “Viet Cong” insurgency.  In February 1969, Kerry and Tam...

  • most works written to date on Newark in terms of breadth, focus, sources, and analysis," writes the prize committee. "Rabig, unlike most historians of Newark, goes beyond the 1967 riots to consider the redevelopment of New Jersey's largest city which makes her interpretation more nuanced on multiple levels. Rabig does not only examine her subject from the points of view of race and class struggle in Newark, she also offers a feminist perspective in her treatment of that important period of...

  • “Strategic Hamlet” program during the Vietnam War.  He is the author of “Why Vietnam Matters,” a 2009 memoir about his Vietnam experiences.  Mr. Phillips appeared in the 2017 film “The Vietnam War,” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.    

  • Jackson Award committee's citation:

    Slave economies fueled urban growth and the evolution of most – perhaps all – American cities in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Rashauna Johnson’s book, Slavery’s Metropolis, carefully maps this history for New Orleans from 1791 to 1825, and in the process offers insights into the urban geographies of empire, race, and power. Johnson persuasively argues that enslaved peoples moved through transnational and global spaces while also being...